Home Buyers Survey Hitchin

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Hitchin is a market town in North Hertfordshire and dates from the 7th century. Its St Mary's Church is the largest parish church in the county and while most of it dates from the 15th century, its tower dates from around 1190.

Hitchin is fortunate in having retained so many of its ancient houses, though most of them have been refronted and much altered in the 18th and 19th centuries. In Bancroft or Bancroft Street, at the north end of the market-place, are many old houses. The Market place is cobbled and surrounded by old traditional buildings dating back to the 15th century. Tudor and Georgian buildings surround the town creating the beautiful look that Hitchin is so famous for.

Hitchin flourished in the time of the wool trade in the 17th century but grew considerably when the railway arrived in the middle of the 19th century.

Hitchin has a number of new housing estates also in and around it, built during various eras of the 20th century and right up to the present day. New build developments include large detached and semi-detached houses in Cedar Gardens and Talbot Street and apartments and even barn conversions in Oughton Head Way in Oughton Way.


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Properties in Hitchin which are built in close proximity to the River Purwell, including streets such as Woolgrove Road and Green Lane, is in an area which is subject to flood alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Some properties in Hitchin are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Dickens Boulevard for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Hitchin, where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Draincall Services Limited .

HertfordshireHertfordshire is commonly abbreviated to the name Herts and is a county located in the south of England. it is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south (it is classed as a 'Home County' for this reason). The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford.

Hertfordshire has 3 motorways running through it - the M1, the M25 and the A1(M). It is particularly associated with new towns as it contains 5 in total: Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield and Letchworth. There are two airports just outside Hertfordshire's borders; Luton and Stansted. It also has a university, the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield. There are a number of independent schools in the area, including, for example, Haileybury (Turnford), St George's Harpenden, Haberdasher's Aske's (Elstree) and Berkhamsted.

For random facts; St Alban, who gave his name to the city in the county, was the earliest British saint - he was reputed to have been beheaded where the cathedral now stands; also Sele Mill near Hertford was the site of the first paper mill in Britain, established about 1488.

Listed Building Surveyors Hitchin

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Hitchin. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Hitchin

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Hitchin Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North Hertfordshire District Council at Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3JF, telephone 01462 474 000 , or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Local Building Survey in Hitchin

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ickleford, Holwell, Pirton, Offley, St Ippolyts, Spellbrook and Letchworth.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Hitchin. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Hitchin we'll be able to give you the detailed Hitchin HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Hitchin

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Tennyson Avenue, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0PY
  • 92 Cambridge Road, Hitchin, SG4 0JH
  • 37 Dickens Boulevard, Stotfold, SG5 4FD
  • 23 Windermere Close, Stevenage, SG1 6AG
  • 175 Canterbury Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4LG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hitchin to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Hitchin.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Hitchin incredibly important.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Hitchin then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My property is a period flat, do I need a building survey?

This is a commonly asked question and it depends on the property to be inspected.

For a homebuyers report the surveyor is inspecting the property itself and common parts. If the property is a first floor flat with a garden flat below and a top floor flat above, there really is very little merit in instructing a full building survey as the surveyor has limits to what he can comment on.

If however the property to be purchased is the garden flat, then the surveyor is likely to have access to the front and rear of the property so is able to complete a more thorough inspection and therefore able to provide a more detailed report. So a building survey would be possible.

Always provide the postcode so that you can get guidance on what survey best suit your property.